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first_imgThe 2016 track and field season will get under way on Saturday with the 23rd staging of the Purewater/JC track and field meet on the grounds of Jamaica College (JC), Old Hope Road, starting at 8:30 a.m.With the ISSA-Grace-Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to be contested in early March, expectations are that this could be the biggest opening meet in many years. The meet is one of the qualifiers for the championships as the respective coaches will want to ensure that their charges meet qualifying standards early and take off some early pressure as January is loaded with several development meets.McCrea to be honouredAs usual, a Jamaica College past student who has contributed significantly to the school’s sports programme will be honoured at the meet, and this year’s honouree will be Andrew McCrea. McCrea will be recognised for his contribution to the development of track and field at JC.As usual, athletes will compete in two categories: high schools and clubs and institutions. The age groups for high schools are Under-19, Under-16, and Under-14 for boys; while for girls, it will be Under-19, Under-15, and Under-13.The second category will comprise a mix of clubs and institutions, with competition for males and females.Track events to be contested will be 100m, 800m, 3000m for females, and 5000m for males. There will also be sprint hurdles events over 70m, 80m, 100m, and 110m.Five field events will also be contested – long jump, discus, high jump, shot put, and pole vault.Purewater/JC will once again be awarding 10 individual trophies to the outstanding performers selected by the judges in each class and category.Entries for the meet will be accepted up to noon tomorrow, and according to the organisers, no entries will be accepted on the day of competition.last_img read more

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first_imgRoger Federer earlier put Team Europe ahead by saving three match points for a 6-7, 7-6, (10-7) victory over John Isner.Isner staggered Federer with a body serve that caused the 20-time Grand Slam winner to stumble early in the match. But Federer regrouped and fought off two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before capturing the deciding 10-point tiebreaker used in the Laver Cup.In the opening doubles match, Jack Sock and Isner saved two match points in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Federer and Zverev 4-6, 7-6, (11-9).The three-day, five-session tournament at the United Center drew 93,584 fans.Team Europe won the first Laver Cup last year in Prague. The tournament moves to Geneva, Switzerland, next year.ADVERTISEMENT “Obviously it was an amazing feeling,” Zverev said. “So special to clinch it for us guys and Europe. It’s great how it ended.”Anderson, who lost in the Wimbledon finals this year, said Sunday night’s setback affected more than just him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“You’re playing for something different. You feel like you didn’t come through for the team,” he said.Had Anderson won, Nick Kyrgios of the World team would have played Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in a deciding singles match. But it was not necessary because the European team had reached 13 points. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Team Europe’s Roger Federer celebrates a men’s singles tennis match win against Team World’s John Isner at the Laver Cup, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)CHICAGO — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still, it was another memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar in eighth place with 3,130 assists.And it wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 36-year-old Cabagnot also cracked the top 10 in all-time steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, who was the second overall pick by defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft. Alex Cabagnot. PBA IMAGESAlex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s All-Time Assists list.The San Miguel guard only knew about it after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Kyrie Irving listed day-to-day by NBA Celtics with knee strain Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game,” he added.Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 made threes as per the league’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon.He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump Magnolia, 113-92, for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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first_img… lament hardship to livelihoodBy Rupadai SeenaraineSeveral fishermen who use the Hope Canal on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) to dock their boats were on Friday banned from operating at the canal.Released by the Fisheries Department of the Agriculture Ministry, the notice states that the fishermen have been given until next Thursday to relocate their vessels to the Hope koker.When Guyana Times visited the area on Friday, the fishermen were up in arms against the move, lamenting that their livelihoods will be affected.“Them just say that they want the boat to move, that they don’t want fisherman to have access to this channel no more,” a disturbed fisherman related.Some of the boats which were banned from docking at the Hope Canal“What happen is that they tell us that we can’t bring we boats here, because they suffering from damages. I can’t see what damages we causing,” another declared.Concerns were also raised by those who utilise the canal to save their boats from the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean that the koker does not possess sufficient space to facilitate all of the fishing boats.The fishermen contend that it would be impossible to take their boats to the other docking site in such a short period of time, since it would be occupied by other fishermen, who would usually use the koker on a daily basis.In their pleas for the decision to be reviewed by Government, the fishermen noted that their only reason for utilising the canal is to harbour their boats and save the vessels from incurring losses when out at sea during inclement weather conditions.Police arresting some of the fishermenIn the past, those whose fishing boats were left in the open ocean suffered major losses, and sometimes their day’s earnings. On Friday afternoon, one boat owner was seen removing an engine from his boat, and tending to the other damages the vessel received after being dealt a severe thrashing from the ocean waves.“We just use here as a lil rescue. You think (the Guyana) fisheries will come back and compensate anybody for it? They don’t have interest in we! an aggravated fisherman stated.The fishermen related that when their vessels are left at the koker at night, there is a chance that engines and other parts get stolen, thus persons are forced to spend the entire night watching over their boats.“One of the boats that we does get here is around $7 million with everything (equipment). When you put it in the channel and it turn over and break up. What will happen to we?” he added.Meanwhile, at the koker, works were being carried out to remove debris and create a channel for the fishing boats. This, they said, will serve no benefit to them, since all the materials will be swept into the ocean in a few days’ time.“The koker block up and no boat can’t moor there because the water rough. Now they send an excavator to dig a canal, but majority of the stuff will run back into the channel by end of the week. We know that. So where they expect us to go for harbour?” a member of the crowd highlighted.During the day, some of the men were taken into custody by the Police for failure to possess a valid fishing licence. They were each subsequently released on $20,000 bail.However, those who were present stated that, in the past, fishermen were informed of the need to acquire a licence at the cost of $15,000, which would be issued them two weeks after they would have paid for same. They regard this as an unnecessary ways of squeezing monies out of their pockets.One fisherman related that due to the closure of the sugar estate at which he previously worked, he had no other choice but to join the fishing industry to obtain an income. However, when asked to pay monies unnecessarily, there isn’t much profit. At one point in the past, their profit had been $2000 per day.“This country [is] getting hard, and everybody just trying to maintain their family. I get two children and just start to work this boat two weeks now,” he explained.Others also agreed that their livelihoods are being hindered in light of this decision. The men are calling on the relevant authorities to revoke the ban in order for them to continue to ply their trade in the fishing industry.last_img read more

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first_img1 Arsenal star Theo Walcott celebrates Arsenal are the big winners so far this international break as three of their stars continued their good form.While Manchester City and Chelsea have lost players to injuries, Alexis Sanchez scored to help Chile defeat Brazil, Santi Cazorla hit a brace as Spain defeated Luxembourg and Theo Walcott got the opener as England beat Estonia 2-0.And the latter of the Gunners stars has really been putting on a show in recent weeks, with the strike at Wembley his seventh in nine games.But what do Arsenal fans, who were clamouring for a goalscorer at the end of the transfer window, think about his red-hot form?Check out what fans were saying on Twitter below…last_img

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first_imgRTÉ’s lyric fm is coming to Donegal.The national broadcaster is pleased to present a new stream of Education and Outreach activity May 8th to 12th with the RTÉ lyric fm QuartetMusic for all Ages with Evelyn Grant and the RTÉ lyric fm quartet, will visit the county from May 8th to 12th. This is an engaging and entertaining RTÉ lyric fm outreach programme of live music performances in education and community settings.This year’s RTÉ lyric fm Quartet is led by RTÉ lyric fm presenter Evelyn Grant (flute/piano), who will be joined by Mary McCague (violin/piano), Jean Kelly (Harp), and Gerry Kelly (‘cello).The quartet is presenting ten concerts in County Donegal. The programme will take place in primary and post primary schools, care homes, and third level institutions.The RTÉ lyric fm Quartet gave their most recent performances over five days at the Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park. They have presented outreach programmes for RTÉ lyric fm, in Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Westmeath, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford,Waterford, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath. All programmes are delivered within the concept of Life-long learning – “Listen, Engage, Enjoy” and the programmes are tailored to the individual settings. These outreach concerts are provided free as part of RTÉ’s public service commitment.For details about the project and how to apply go to our website www.rte.ie/lyric and click on education.Or contact Gerry Kelly, the RTÉ lyric fm Quartet tour manager on 087 2462636, outreach.lyricfm@rte.ieRTÉ lyric fm is Ireland’s national classical music and arts station. It broadcasts a wide range of music from classical, opera, jazz, world and roots, traditional and contemporary, through to music from the movies, chamber music, sacred and more, as well as crafted speech programming, features, and documentaries, which enhance our understanding of the music and the arts in Ireland and abroad. For more detail log on to www.rte.ie/lyric.RTE’s amazing Lyric fm Quartet coming to Donegal was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegallyric fmRTElast_img read more

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first_imgNa Rossa seniorsThe seniors run in the championship came to an end at the weekend as they lost out by the minimum to Convoy in what was an excellent game.A terrific performance from the lads just wasn’t enough as the visitors won 11 points to 10.  Club drawTickets for the club draw are now on sale and can be bought from any committee member. Prices for tickets are 10 euro each or 3 for 20 euro. LottoThe lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. No jackpot winner on the night. Numbers drawn were 7,10,20 and 24. Two lucky dip winners receive 50 euro Sheila Breslin, Boyoughter and Sarah Boyle, Ballinacarrick. Next weeks jackpot now stands at 3400 euro. The July club 50 draw also took place on the night. Well done to prize winners Denis O’Donnell (300 euro), Niall McMonagle (100 euro) and Imelda Doherty (50 euro). The club’s committee again would like to thank you all for the continued support in the above draws. Good luckGood luck to the Donegal senior and minor teams as they continue their quest for all Ireland titles this Saturday in Croke park. From all at the club.GAA News: Na Rossa lose out to Convoy over one point in tense match was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyna rossa noteslast_img read more

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first_img tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence. 7. Wolves – 11.06 expected goals6. Man United – 12.83 expected goals5. Tottenham – 14.79 expected goals Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? whoops Man City are going for back-to-back Premier League titles gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 changes SORRY There is also drama at the lower end with each of Huddersfield, Newcastle and Cardiff going winless so far, meaning they are stuck in the bottom three.Goals have been hard to come by for the relegation threatened trio, while the most free-scoring sides are Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal – who took their goal tally to 19 for the season by hitting Fulham for five on Sunday.But do goals really prove just how good a side is at attacking?The statistic expected goals (xG) has grown in prominence in football circles over the past few years, and is now used widely to determine if a team is getting results at the level at which they are actually performing.The basic usage of expected goals is that every shot taken in a match is given an xG value based on the difficulty of the shot. 5 revealed latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most read in Premier Leaguecenter_img Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has endured a frustrating season in which he has underperformed in relation to his xG You can use a team’s xG numbers over an entire season to determine whether they have played good attacking football and created many chances, or whether they are scoring loads of goals but actually not doing that well on the pitch.So, which teams have been the best attackers in the Premier League so far this season? We reveal the top 10 sides based on xG, below, using data from Understat…10. Arsenal – 10.41 expected goals9. Watford – 10.55 expected goals8. Southampton – 10.61 expected goals 4. Chelsea – 15.72 expected goals3. Bournemouth – 16.08 expected goals2. Liverpool – 16.66 expected goals1. Man City – 22.49 expected goals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Harry Kane’s scoring (5 goals) equates almost perfectly with his expected goals total (5.22) Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion TOP WORK Getty Images International football may have taken centre stage for the next week, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the Premier League.This season’s title race is shaping up to be one of the best in many years, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all flying high joint at the top of the table after eight matches. Danny Ings has looked sharp for Southampton but has missed some easy chances huge blow 5 5 5 5 Man City are by far the best attacking side in the divisionlast_img read more

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first_imgA public meeting has been called after residents in the Glenswilly and Churchill areas complained their drinking water smells and is turning an unusual colour.Locals fear the water has been contaminated.Now local publican Charlie McClafferty has called a public meeting to discuss the matter. “I have received phonecalls from a lot of people about the water. We need to know what the council is doing about the situation.“There is obviously something wrong and we need to clarify if this water is fit for human consumption which I fear it is not,” said Mr McClafferty.The meeting will take place in McClafferty’s Bar in Churchill at 8pm on Monday next.  MEETING CALLED AMID FEARS THAT GLENSWILLY/CHURCHILL WATER IS CONTAMINATED was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Churchilldonegalglenswillypublican Charlie McClaffertywaterlast_img read more

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first_imgAs the sun rises on the the third episode of Hard Knocks, Raiders style, comedian Frank Caliendo addresses the team, staff and head coach Jon Gruden. The comedian launched his career with his impersonation of former Raiders coach John Madden. He does an even better Gruden.“Glennon, love you man,” Caliendo says to backup quarterback Mike Glennon, to whom nature has gifted a long neck. “We needed a quarterback on the team who had a lot of neck. We got a good guy for that.”Laughter is on the …last_img

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